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A Genuine American Hero

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.-Joseph Campbell

On February 20, we lost a genuine American hero-and a dear friend to Ambassador.

A successful obstetrician, Dr. John C. Willke left private practice in 1988 to devote himself full-time to the pro-life movement.  His illustrious career included many years as President of the National Right ...

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Super Bowl Dad-Vertisements

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

"Dad-vertising" is what one writer coined for the Super Bowl ads whose focus was dads.  And though he confesses that the dad-vertisements will not make him want to go out and buy a brand new Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry, he admitted that the commercials did strike a chord.

The ads highlighted the important, hands-on role that many involved fathers play in their kids' lives.  The sentimentality of kids calling for their dad and proud dads sending their daughters off as young women into the world . . . I could see how the ads would tug at a father's heart strings ...

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Christian Radio Sharing About the Importance of Life

  • Monday, January 5, 2015

I was among the many who went to the movie theaters over the holidays. I saw two movies which told about the true life stories of two men who changed lives and, even saved lives.

As I watched the stories of Louis Zamperini and Chris Kyle unfold on the big screen, each life depicting a unique journey which impacted so many, I couldn't help but marvel at the significance of every person's life.

In both "Unbroken" and "The American Sniper," we learn about the humble beginnings of both men and we're taken on the adventure which was ...

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The Value of Every Life

  • Monday, December 8, 2014

I traveled nearly 2,000 miles home this weekend - from Atlanta to California.  Two airports, two sets of airline attendants and two sets of airline passengers and every time I interacted with someone, I made an effort to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Not "happy holidays," but "Merry Christmas." It's just a greeting, but the underlying significance is great - it's about keeping the "Christ" in Christmas.  It's about one important life given to change the lives of others for eternity.

On January 18th, Sanctity of Life Sunday, pro-life communities across the country join to underscore the ...

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Final Days

  • Monday, November 3, 2014

I read the Twitter updates last night about Brittany Maynard and Lauren Hill – both women diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.

Both life stories highlighted in the media on the same day . . . one choosing to take her last breath and one fulfilling her dream of playing in her first college basketball game.

"Same disease but two very different women. Lauren Hill will be remembered as a courageous and persevering role model for generations of young women. Sadly, Brittany Maynard will only be remembered as a suicide advocate. Lauren is squeezing out of her ...

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October is National Down Syndrome Month

  • Monday, October 6, 2014

Every Sunday after the church service, Jim and I hug and talk about his week.  His weeks don't vary much.  He has school, work  and "fun time."  However, what did vary this week was his response.  When I hugged him goodbye and told him to have a great week, instead of the usual "Okeydokey," Jim's reply was "I've got this."

And you know what?  I know he does.

Jim may have Down syndrome and as a result, face some unique challenges, but through the 20 + years I've known him and watched him grow up with my ...

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